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by Brendan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: EDharmonica, by Seydel
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: EDharmonica, by Seydel

This is a copy of a post on Modern Blues Harmonica: -------------- Just for the record, there is nothing 'new' about the ED Harmonica tuning. It's simply the bottom end of Paddy Richter or Melody Maker repeated up the harp - except they start the scale on the A instead of the C. The website says 'Pa...
by Brendan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: urgently searched sparepart
Replies: 10
Views: 1670

Re: urgently searched sparepart

No need to do all that, just use a Hering 5140 slide. And as CrawfordE noted, you could try a slide from one if the Hohner or Koch 10 hole chroms. In fact, just swap in their entire mouthpiece/slider assembly.
by Brendan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning
Replies: 9
Views: 1244

Re: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

I agree! I think harmonica players should adopt it as the preferred notation for our instrument, which comes in all 12 keys. Far more logical and easy to use than standard notes. I wish I'd known about it a long time ago when I lived in London and was doing regular sessions. I made my own cod versio...
by Brendan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning
Replies: 9
Views: 1244

THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

Here is my version of Scott Joplin's classic 'The Entertainer', played on the new Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMsdcDdaTgI

If you want to learn to play it, check out this comprehensive Instructional Pack:
http://www.brendan-power.com/instruction.php#view4
by Brendan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: urgently searched sparepart
Replies: 10
Views: 1670

Re: urgently searched sparepart

Very sorry for my slow reply to this Triona, but it's good news: the two harps have exactly the same construction. So parts will swap perfectly between them.
by Brendan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

Re: My modular chord harmonica

I understand about the aim of getting adjacent notes in fifths, but how does it look in terms of hole numbers and blow and draw notes on the Big Six?
by Brendan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

Re: My modular chord harmonica

Nice one, Alan! I like the simple design and use of magnets for quick changes - they are wonderful things :-) With a design like that I assume you must have printed with supports?

BTW can you remind us of your BE GooD tuning?
by Brendan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Melody Maker vs Paddy Richter
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Melody Maker vs Paddy Richter

I'm developing a new valve; have some in my own harps, road testing them to see how they stand up over time. I'm off to India for most of October. Assuming all is well they will be out late Oct/early Nov.
by Brendan
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Melody Maker vs Paddy Richter
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Melody Maker vs Paddy Richter

Solo is excellent for Irish music. I suggest 3/4 valving: all valves on the inside, plus outside valves on the even-numbered holes: 2,4,6,8,10. Paddy Richter is best half-valved Personally I use a mix of Solo and Paddy Richter: PR in the bottom octave and Solo higher up, Paddy Solo. It has some good...
by Brendan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: NEW HARPS: Lucky 13 in Solo and PowerChromatic Tunings
Replies: 28
Views: 5127

Re: NEW HARPS: Lucky 13 in Solo and PowerChromatic Tunings

Thanks for making the video, Ed - good to hear you getting around chromatically on that thing :-) Re. requests for an Ab PowerChromatic: for now the official versions are just D and G until we see how demand develops. However, for those who want them, the regular harps can be easily retuned to other...